Black & White with Color...mode on camera???

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  1. jamaicamenutts

    jamaicamenutts TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    I am new to the forum, but I have spoken with 2 people now who have pictures that are black and white with color splashed in. When I asked them how they did that or what software they used....they said it was a setting their friends used ON their camera.

    Does anyone know what setting this could be? I have 3 cameras I can work with on this and I have looked through the manuals and see nothing on doing this directly on the camera. I know you can do it in photo editing software, but I would love to be able to do it directly on the camera if possible.

    These are the cameras I have:

    Olympus E-510 (Digital SLR)
    Olympus Stylus 730
    Olympus Stylus 770 SW (waterproof camera)

    My husband has the Olympus E-500 (digital SLR)

    So...does anyone have any suggestions or know the setting that does this??? My cameras arent really old, but I guess it could be a new setting??? Any help would be great! I leave for vacation on Sunday and would love to have it figured out by then!:heart:
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Cheap gimmicks are nothing to do with old cameras. Just like face detection on my sister's camera. I suggest take charge of your photos and don't let some rushed crappy in camera algorithm mess with them.

    If you have photoshop it's a matter of creating a desaturation layer and a layer mask which allows you to apply the desaturation to only certain parts of the image. The select colour tool can help.

    If you don't, then a free alternative is GIMP www.gimp.org which also supports layers. The process is slightly different but it's a similar deal. 2 layers one desaturated and selectively masked over the other.
     

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